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Old 07/17/2007, 12:55 AM
bramjansen bramjansen is offline
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Twin-Spot (signal or 4-wheel drive) Goby

I bought a pair of the above mentioned goby; however, one was already in bad shape once I purchased it. It was breathing heavily etc. Normal signs of stress or sickness. I was hoping this was nothing, but it still perished within an hour (!!). The other is doing fine. How do I buy another one knowing the sex difference? The other that died was larger, does this mean anything? Any help asap would be more than appreciated!
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Old 08/04/2007, 01:20 PM
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I'm sorry to hear your fish died. I just bought two signal gobies myself. I don't know how to sex them either. One is larger than the other and butts the smaller one with its head occassionally.
How is the remaining goby doing?
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Old 08/04/2007, 02:08 PM
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They are one of the fish that should be on the do not buy list - they will very rarely take prepared food - taking all of their food from sifting the substrate, and with a few exceptions I have heard of they always starve in captivity.
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Old 08/04/2007, 07:27 PM
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The remaining goby has been joined by a new one that I got from an established tank that was parted out. They are doign great and hooked up together. They are looking healthy. I keep a 30 gallon refugium attached to my 120. They are the omly ones that ar etruly sandsifting. They seem healthy.
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Old 08/05/2007, 11:43 AM
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My pair seem to graze the same area so I have begun impregnating the sand with some powdered cyclopeeze and spiru. Hopefully this will help them out a bit. They are truely fun to watch and I'd like to keep them healthy.
 

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